Socially Networked Moviegoers–Is This is the Death of Focus?

There’s an interesting AP article today about the problem of people texting during movies and distracting other viewers.  What does this say about our ability to focus on one thing at a time, even when we’ve paid to sit in a dark room and be entertained?  For some people, making comments seems to be part and parcel of experiencing anything.  What does this say about our ability to lose ourselves in an entertainment experience? For other people, they can’t detach from work even for a couple of hours in the evening.  What are the implications for our mental health when we can never detach from our work?  There used to be an expression, “there’s a time and place for everything.” Now the operative mantra seems to be “everything, everywhere, all the time.”

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